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Cow Poke
08-05-2014, 03:03 PM
I'm sitting in my living room watching my hummingbird feeder, trying to get a picture of several hummingbirds feeding at the same time. One will swoop in to feed, and another will swoop in dogfight style, and scare him away, then try to feed, while the first one (or a second or third one) swoops back in.

There's PLENTY of nectar, and there are 4 feeding spots, but I rarely EVER see multiple hummers feeding.

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Jedidiah
08-05-2014, 05:38 PM
I see the same sort of behavior at my suet feeder for nuthatches.

Teallaura
08-05-2014, 05:41 PM
Hummingbirds aren't big on sharing. Try multiple feeders - they are a little less territorial that way.

mossrose
08-05-2014, 06:09 PM
Why can't I have hummingbirds.

:crying:

Cow Poke
08-05-2014, 06:13 PM
Hummingbirds aren't big on sharing. Try multiple feeders - they are a little less territorial that way.

I was actually kinda sorta thinkin about maybe trying that, possibly.

Teallaura
08-05-2014, 06:17 PM
Why can't I have hummingbirds.

:crying:


One word: Canada.

mossrose
08-05-2014, 06:19 PM
One word: Canada.

We have hummingbirds in Canada. I have even seen them (like twice in 36 years) in my yard.

I plant flowers that they like. I have put feeders out.

They just don't like me.

:bawl:

Cow Poke
08-05-2014, 06:21 PM
We have hummingbirds in Canada. I have even seen them (like twice in 36 years) in my yard.

I plant flowers that they like. I have put feeders out.

They just don't like me.

:bawl:

Forget all the fancy nectar -- just use plain water with 1/4 cup sugar to a cup of water. :yes: Nou coulouring. :no:

mossrose
08-05-2014, 06:23 PM
Forget all the fancy nectar -- just use plain water with 1/4 cup sugar to a cup of water. :yes: Nou coulouring. :no:

Thanks.

:frown:

P.S. You sure spell funny.

Cow Poke
08-05-2014, 06:24 PM
Thanks.

:frown:

P.S. You sure spell funny.

I was speaking Canadian! :smug:

mossrose
08-05-2014, 06:44 PM
:twitch:

Must be that French part.....

DesertBerean
08-05-2014, 07:53 PM
I thought everybody knew....hummingbirds create so much wing turbulence they require at least five inches separation from each other.

Cow Poke
08-05-2014, 07:55 PM
I thought everybody knew....hummingbirds create so much wing turbulence they require at least five inches separation from each other.

Is that for really? :huh:

Sparko
08-06-2014, 05:54 AM
The hummingbirds in my yard look funny.

http://photo-ek.ru/photo/insect/images/hornet-flying.jpg

DesertBerean
08-06-2014, 07:38 AM
Is that for really? :huh: :no: ....so much for not being so serious.... what a tough crowd... :sigh:

Cow Poke
08-06-2014, 08:11 AM
:no: ....so much for not being so serious.... what a tough crowd... :sigh:

You know, when geese fly in the v formation, how one line is always longer than the other? You know why that is?

DesertBerean
08-06-2014, 08:45 AM
No. Why?

tabibito
08-06-2014, 08:56 AM
It's because there are fewer geese in the shorter arm.

Cow Poke
08-06-2014, 09:18 AM
It's because there are fewer geese in the shorter arm.

:yes:

DesertBerean
08-08-2014, 11:26 PM
:brood: